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  • Aircraft demand spurs record gain in U.S. durable goods orders

    Aircraft demand spurs record gain in U.S. durable goods orders
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods posted their biggest gain on record in July on strong overseas demand for aircraft, and the underlying trend also remained firm, pointing to brisk economic growth. Durable goods...
  • U.S. consumer confidence hits nearly seven-year high in August

    (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group,...
  • Mayor Garcetti pitching new minimum wage plan to business groups

    Mayor Garcetti pitching new minimum wage plan to business groups
    Los Angeles business leaders confirmed Tuesday that Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to hike the city's minimum wage to $13.50 an hour over three years, followed in years after by hikes keyed to inflation. Garcetti and members of his...
  • I-Drive complex's website had borrowed images

    The developer of a futuristic mall, hotel and entertainment complex proposed for north International Drive has promised a project that will look unlike anything else in Orlando – a "22nd Century" design. But until recently, parts of it looked an...
  • Thai junta boosts spending on defense, education in draft budget

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, stressing that the military had a "limited time" in power before a return to civilian rule, submitted a draft fiscal 2015 budget on Monday, with defense and education receiving hefty...
  • Thai king endorses junta leader as prime minister

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce....
  • UK inflation falls more than expected; 2014 rate rise less likely

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation fell more than expected in July and surging house price growth slowed in June, making it less likely the Bank of England will raise interest rates this year. Inflation dropped to 1.6 percent in July from June's five-...
  • China July data to give clues on recovery strength, more stimulus

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A raft of China data over the coming week will give the first indications of the economy's third-quarter performance, after conflicting signals suggested that more stimulus measures may be needed to ensure a sustained recovery....
  • Do Public Hearings Influence What Health Insurance Costs?

    A Fairfield County couple traveled to Hartford in June to urge regulators not to let Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield raise rates on close to 66,200 health insurance policies, including their son's. It was the first public hearing in nearly four years...
  • Short supply of beef and pork sends prices soaring

    WASHINGTON Smokeys BBQ in Fort Worth, Texas, needed to do something. The price it paid for brisket jumped a net 54 percent in just six months. It had cut its staff from 13 to seven. The only thing left was to raise prices for its customers, the first...
  • D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike

    D86 board to teachers: Promise you won't strike
    The Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education called on teachers Monday to promise not to go on strike during the school year. The Hinsdale High School Teachers Association, which represents 372 teachers, counselors and social workers,...